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VOL. 132 | NO. 235 | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Grizzlies Fire David Fizdale, Name Bickerstaff Interim Coach

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ESPN.com and the Sporting News are reporting David Fizdale has been fired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Speculation about his termination began building as the holiday weekend arrived and Memphis continued to lose to inferior opponents like the Dallas Mavericks and most recently, the Brooklyn Nets. Things really got ugly when Fizdale sat star center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of the Sunday night game against the Nets and Gasol publicly said he was hurt by the decision not to play him.

The Grizzlies have been mired in an eight-game losing streak and have been without starting point guard Mike Conley for several games as he nurses injuries to an ankle and Achilles.

Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff will become interim head coach, according to the reports, a move that was circling along with Fizdale’s removal before the actual decision was announced Monday afternoon.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 333 19,446
MORTGAGES 68 383 22,433
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 86 2,922
BUILDING PERMITS 138 688 40,004
BANKRUPTCIES 34 238 12,486
BUSINESS LICENSES 35 108 6,374
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 21 123 7,395
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 92 4,453